Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Coro

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Coro (Latin: Archidioecesis Corensis) is a Latin metropolitan archdiocese in western Venezuela.[1][2]

Archdiocese of Coro

Archidioecesis Corensis
Cathedral Basilica of Coro
Country Venezuela
Area21,760 km2 (8,400 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
458,000 (86.6%)
RiteLatin Rite
Established12 October 1922 (101 years ago)
CathedralCathedral Basilica of St. Ann
Current leadership
Archbishop-designateVictor Hugo Basabe
Bishops emeritusRoberto Lückert León

Its cathedral, the Catedral Basílica de Santa Ana, is a minor basilica. The cathedral is located in the city of (Santa Ana de) Coro, the capital of Falcón State, which has been designated a World Heritage Site ("Coro and its port La Vela").

There is a second minor basilica in La Vela de Coro, the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de El Carrizal.

Province edit

Its ecclesiastical province comprises the metropolitan's own archdiocese and a single suffragan bishopric:

History edit

On 21 June 1531, the first Diocese of Coro was established by Pope Clement VII, on territory split off from the then Diocese of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. That diocese was suppressed on 20 June 1637 and its territory used to establish the Diocese of Caracas (now metropolitan).

On 14 August 1867, Pope Pius IX restored it shortly as the Diocese of Coro y Barquisimeto from the suppressed Diocese of Barquisimeto, joining both titles. Coro was once again suppressed as a see and title when the diocese's name and see were changed back to the Diocese of Barquisimeto on 22 October 1869.

The present Diocese of Coro was established by Pope Pius XI on 12 October 1922. On 13 July 1997 it lost territory to establish its suffragan, the Diocese of Punto Fijo.

The diocese was elevated to Metropolitan Archdiocese of Coro on 23 November 23, 1998.[3][4]

Bishops edit

(all Roman Rite)

Bishops of first diocese edit

Suffragan Bishops of Coro
(Diocese suppressed 1637)

(Arch)bishops of current (arch)diocese edit

Suffragan Bishop of Coro y Barquisimeto (Coro and Barquisimeto)
  • Victor José Díez Navarrete (1868.06.22 – 1869.10.22), later Bishop of Barquisimeto (Venezuela) (1869.10.22 – death 1893)
Suffragan Bishops of Coro
  • Lucas Guillermo Castillo Hernández † (22 June 1923 – 10 Nov 1939); later Titular Archbishop of Rhizæum (1939.11.10 – 1946.05.13) & Coadjutor Archbishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1939.11.10 – 1946.05.13), succeeding as Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas (1946.05.13 – 1955.09.09)
  • Francisco José Iturriza Guillén, Salesians (S.D.B.) † (10 Nov 1939 – retired 20 May 1980)
  • Ramón Ovidio Pérez Morales (20 May 1980 – 23 Dec 1992), also President of Episcopal Conference of Venezuela (1990 – 1996); previously Titular Bishop of Aquæ Albæ in Byzacena (1970.12.02 – 1980.05.20) & Auxiliary Bishop of Caracas (Venezuela) (1970.12.02 – 1980.05.20); later Metropolitan Archbishop of Maracaibo (1992.12.23 – 1999.06.05), Archbishop-Bishop of Los Teques (Venezuela) (1999.06.05 – 2004.12.30)
  • Roberto Lückert León (1993.07.21 – 21 July 1993 see below), previously Bishop of Cabimas (Venezuela) (1985.04.27 – 1993.07.21)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Coro

Other priest of this diocese who became bishop edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Archdiocese of Caracas" David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 19, 2016[self-published source]
  2. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Coro" Gabriel Chow. Retrieved March 19, 2016
  3. ^ "Archdiocese of Coro". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2013-04-19.[self-published source]
  4. ^ "Archdiocese of Coro". Retrieved 2013-04-19.
  5. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Rodrigo de Bastidas y Rodriguez de Romera" retrieved December 4, 2015[self-published source]
  6. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Miguel Jerónimo de Ballesteros (Vallesteros)" retrieved December 4, 2015[self-published source]
  7. ^ "Bishop Pedro Sánchez Martín, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 5, 2016
  8. ^ "Bishop Juan Manual Martínez de Manzanillo, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 5, 2016
  9. ^ a b c d e f g Gauchat, Patritius (Patrice). HIERARCHIA CATHOLICA MEDII ET RECENTIORIS AEVI Vol IV. pp. 363x.
  10. ^ "Father Pedro Mártir Palomino, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 5, 2016
  11. ^ "Bishop Domingo de Salinas, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved September 25, 2016
  12. ^ "Bishop Domingo (Pedro) de Oña, O. de M. †" David M. Cheney. Retrieved October 29, 2016
  13. ^ "Bishop Antonio de Alzega (Alcega), O.F.M." David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 21, 2017
  14. ^ "Bishop Juan Bartolome de Bohórquez e Hinojosa, O.P." David M. Cheney. Retrieved March 21, 2016[self-published source]
  15. ^ "Bishop Gonzalo de Angulo, O.M." David M. Cheney. Retrieved August 27, 2016
  16. ^ Catholic Hierarchy: "Bishop Juan López de Agurto de la Mata" retrieved December 4, 2015[self-published source]
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Source and external links edit

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